Tiger on the road: Ministry of Interior identifies the owner, legal action to be initiated

Following the widely-discussed ‘tiger on road’ incident, Qatar’s Ministry of Incident tweeted today morning that it has identified the owner of the animal.

MoI further added that the tiger was handed over to the competent authorities and further legal proceedings have been initiated.

Authorities at Interior Ministry identified owner of the tiger found loose on Doha Motorway yesterday. #MoI_Qatar

— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) March 9, 2016

The tiger was handed over to the competent authorities and further legal proceedings have been initiated. #MoI_Qatar — Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) March 9, 2016

Dubai or Doha?

Meanwhile, the footage of the tiger cub wandering through traffic on a Qatar’s February 22 street was widely circulated and reported by international media including BBC and The Guardian.

Interestingly few media outlets, such as India Today, wrongly reported that the incident took place in Dubai.

Find out what happened when a tiger escaped from its cage and made its way to a busy Dubai highway. #ITVideohttps://t.co/mrJ2eYgwAi

— India Today (@IndiaToday) March 8, 2016

Here is what India Today (wrongly) reported : “Pet tiger escaped from the cage and was found wandering on the highway amidst cars in Dubai, earlier today. the video was recorded and tweeted by an engineer who works for Gulf TV news. Dubai is known for its citizens having fetish of keeping exotic animals as pets.”

What really happened

Photographs and videos posted on social media showed the confused animal apparently trying to get off the road after falling out the back of a lorry.

Another video showed the tiger being brought under control by a man in thobe (local dress).
Reports also suggest that four men were spotted bundling it back into the lorry.

#بالفيديو.. صاحب النمر الذي كان طليقا في طريق 22 فبراير يسيطر عليه بعد سحبه من تحت إحدى السيارات#قطر #الدوحة #الوطن pic.twitter.com/6yoNirbkQv — الوطن (@al_watanQatar) March 8, 2016

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